Mini Copy Book

Each post in this section is a short précis (summary) of a passage in The Copy Book. All of them are in modern English. They are intended for students of English as a Foreign Language at Elementary Level.

Cat Stories

Angel Cat

Cats do have a conscience: it tells them when to look innocent.

Length: 55 words

Greek and Roman Myths

Theseus and the Minotaur

A warning not to be forgetful of others, even in triumph.

Length: 56 words

Greek and Roman Myths

Perseus and Andromeda

Wielding the Gorgon’s head, Perseus saves a beautiful maiden from a ravening sea-monster.

Length: 56 words

Greek and Roman Myths

Heracles at the Crossroads

The gods had given Heracles every grace of body and mind, but there was one thing he must do for himself: choose how to use them.

Length: 59 words

Greek and Roman Myths

The Hunt for the Wild Boar of Calydon

Artemis, goddess of the hunt, pursued a bitter and relentless vengeance upon a king who carelessly slighted her.

Length: 110 words

Bible Stories Retold

Cain and Abel

Smarting for his outraged ‘rights’, Cain lost his reason — but not God’s pity and love.

Length: 53 words